The Discovery Channel

© Tess L. Yee

The Discovery Channel

Uploaded: November 01, 2009


Prowling around the office flower bed in search of a water droplet shot, and happened upon these kids having a grand ol' time. So I shot'em.

He was back there so long, I was beginning to think they had gotten into Fred's SuperGlue.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Mike Clime November 01, 2009

Nice find and capture! Nature at work and play. #1199237

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 01, 2009

Fabulous details and capture, Tess. #8092817

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 01, 2009

Love Bugs - Terrific capture Tess! Jeff #8092840

Carlton Ward level-classic November 01, 2009

Spectacular Photo Tess #8092851

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe November 01, 2009

Awwww, aren't they cute! #8092857

Henry Miller November 01, 2009

Great find and capture,Tess!! #8092886

Douglas Pignet November 01, 2009

Well nature at it's Good find and capture. #8092898

Amy M. Wilson November 01, 2009

Excellent colors, details and clarity on this "nature gone wild" capture, Tess! #8092919

Deb Koskovich November 01, 2009

hahahaha....gettin' jiggy!! Love it! #8092928

Ray Thoms November 01, 2009

Great find and capture! #8093036

Maria A. Gonzalez November 01, 2009

Excellent find,composition,details and bg color...Very well capture,Tess...
I was going to post a single fly shot today,I like this one because it has company..HAHAHA.. #8093046

Linda D. Lester level-classic November 01, 2009

The detail....the line! Great capture!! Glad they gave you plenty of time! :) #8093086

Courtenay Vanderbilt November 01, 2009

LOL! So get a room! Great details Tess! Sounds like they were having so much fun they were oblivious to you!!! #8093137

Mary L. Graham November 01, 2009

LOL I was thinking the same thing "Get a room" Great capture Tess the detail is amazing! =) #8093166

Tiia Vissak November 01, 2009

a cool close-up! #8093240

Laurence Saliba level-classic November 01, 2009

Lovely macro and cool title Tess!!! :) #8093267

Ken Smith level-classic November 01, 2009

Great title for the photo...just be careful they don't sue you for invasion of privacy..assuming their photo appears in the Enquirer! :-) #8093323

Michele Wetzel November 01, 2009


Awesome macro you captured! Love the title!

Shelly #8093337

Sam Britt November 01, 2009

Terrific find & capture, Tess. #8093368

Ann Myers November 01, 2009

Great capture! Details is amazing, Tess!! #8093376

Jyri Vissak November 01, 2009

Great macro! Absolutely beautiful. #8093477

Maria Coulson November 01, 2009

What a find! Nice and crisp! #8093558

Robert R. Goodman November 01, 2009

LOL!!Like that title.Awesome macro,Tass!!!!!! #8093711

Hendrik Storme November 01, 2009

Stunning macro capture Tess!!! #8093789

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 01, 2009

LOL! I feel a little like a peeping tom! lol

Great mactro!

jo ann c. #8093888

Troy Gallagher November 01, 2009

Fantastic macro Tess, excellent detail.

Troy #8094003

Renata Gusciora November 01, 2009

Awesome macro and capture,fabulous details and timing,Tess! #8094120

Bojan Bencic level-classic November 01, 2009

And I thought this was a family oriented site. :o)
Great macro, Tess. #8094251

Brett Dolsen November 01, 2009

He Aint Heavy!!Awesome macro and title Tess!!Brett #8094344

Susie Peek-Swint November 01, 2009

Great find and capture Tess ~ lol on the glue! #8094452

Kathleen Rinker November 01, 2009

Excellent capture Tess!! #8094468

Barbara Waldoch November 01, 2009

Terrific macro, Tess! #8094528

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 01, 2009

Awesome details in this wonderful macro, Tess!!! :-) k #8094696

ALLEN O. HOWARD November 01, 2009

A terrific macro, Tess! #8094741

Mary K. Robison November 01, 2009

He must be doing something right, Tess ~ the lady's wing is vibrating! LOL! Extraordinary capture, with amazing clarity and detail! #8094827

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer November 01, 2009

Busted!!! HAHA! GREAT find and fantastic capture, Tess. WOW to the details. #8095018

Stefania Barbier level-addict November 01, 2009

fantastic macro, Tess! #8095041

Manuel Barrera November 02, 2009

Great depth, color, and fantastic detail, #8095266

Tommy E. Burgess November 02, 2009

Stunning macro with tack sharp detail Tess!! #8095287

Linda M. Walker November 02, 2009

Excellent details...captured well! #8095510

Joao Martinho November 02, 2009

Great macro capture and great title too, Tess. #8095583

Patricia Seidler November 02, 2009

Love it Tess. Great capture of nature at its best! #8095702

Margaret R. Barry November 02, 2009

Fantastic capture, Tess. Great detail, clarity and colors! #8095827

Joy Rector November 02, 2009

wow #8095967

Kaye Burazin November 02, 2009

Raw nature...well you do shoot in raw right? LOL #8096068

Thomas E. Hinds November 02, 2009

Fantastic details, great title, and funny commentary! Love it! Nice work, Tess! #8096089

Alan L. Borror November 02, 2009

Amazing macro, Tess! Beautiful light and detail! #8096120

Alan L. Borror November 02, 2009

Amazing macro, Tess! Beautiful light and detail! #8096121

Daniella Puente November 02, 2009

Fabulous macro... #8096189

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 02, 2009

Really Tess, this IS a FAMILY site!!!! LOL!!! Wonderful macro work taken with GREAT colors and clarity!!! <>< #8096251

Tess L. Yee November 02, 2009

You're right, Nancy.

*hangs head in shame & disgust*

Wait a minute. Isn't that what they're DOING? Making a FAMILY? :)

Thanks to each and every one of you for all of these fabulous comments. Who knew that bug activities could garner such interest! #8096280

Jessica Jenney November 02, 2009

My first thought was get a rooom too! LOL! Excellent capture and detail, Tess! #8096331

Aimee S. McMaster November 02, 2009

...great hoverfly capture Tess....Aimee #8096368

Melissa G. Meiselman November 02, 2009

Outstanding find and capture taken with sharp detail and good humor, Tess!! #8096474

Kathleen Brennan November 02, 2009

Wow, what an amazing capture, Tess! Good eye! #8096512

Mark Dodge November 02, 2009

First of all... I'm totally cracking up at your title!! Too funny! Second... it's a really great shot with awesome details. Last but not least... Fred's super glue? LOL! Thanks for putting a big chunk of humor in my Monday morning, Tess. :o) #8096665

Tess L. Yee November 02, 2009

Thanks for all of the really fab comments Jessica, Aimee, Melissa, Kathleen, and Mark!

Yeah, Fred the Frog and his SuperGlue adventures are getting a lot of mileage.

Some things just like to stick around, huh! #8096670

Karen Celella November 02, 2009

Awsome macro Tess!! What a terrific capture. #8096932

Marty Straub November 02, 2009

Outstanding macro work (at work), Tess. Love the title! Great capture of a no-blackmail office romance. #8097323

ROLAN NARMAN November 02, 2009

Fantastic macro with excellent details and great find and timing Tess! I love your title too! Hope to see this again! Great work! #8097513

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic November 02, 2009

Wow Tess, what a wonderful macro shot. The details are amazing. Great job on this. Also...I love your captions LOL!!!! #8098292

Janice Mezzacappa November 02, 2009

This macro shot is so awesome Tess, fave for me! Excellent timing, BG colour and details! #8098616

Summer A. Kozisek November 02, 2009

Great find Tess, beautiful details and clarity! #8098744

Brenda Sides level-classic November 03, 2009

Tess, a great find, capture! Super glue...LOL! #8098834

Howard B. Cheek November 03, 2009

Ha, ha, that superglue really does the trick..What some people will do to get the shot ;-}}
Well done Tess!

Tess L. Yee November 03, 2009

Thanks for the great comments Karen, Marty, Rolan, RJ, Janice, Summer, Brenda, and Howard! I really appreciate all the kind words!

(really Howard, I only used one DROP!) #8099964

Linda Blair November 03, 2009

Your story is to funny....this would make a great discovery channel image....great capture of these to love bugs!!!!!!!!! #8100033

Fran J. Jagger November 03, 2009

Fantastic capture, Tess!! These flies are sooo tiny. Great detail!! (LOL) #8101065

Stephen Zacker November 03, 2009

Amazing capture and detail #8101118

Ivan Chacon November 03, 2009

Great capture Tess! :) #8101238

Lana Arcemont November 03, 2009

Beautiful light and capture! #8101457

Steve M. Harrington November 03, 2009

Yeah, sure! The old searching for water droplets excuse. :) Nice revealing image, Tess.
Steve #8101538

Maureen M. Bisson November 04, 2009

Fantastic capture Tess ~ I love the title! #8101890

Robert Jensen November 04, 2009

Wow - great capture of these mating flies #8103243

Mitch Spence level-classic November 04, 2009

The macro detail and comp are simply superior, Tess. #8103566

Tess L. Yee November 04, 2009

Ok, busted me! My flimsy excuse fell through.

Thanks for all of the super comments, everyone! #8103570

Jane E. Kirn November 04, 2009

Super Glue, you are cracking me up! What great details you have captured Tess. I love all the stunning colors I see in your gallery. Well done. #8104371

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 05, 2009

This will definitely put a grin on everyone's face! Super capture! #8105937

Kay Beausoleil November 05, 2009

Your gallery is superb, Tess, a feast for the eyes! Great observation and timing on this one; the detail is amazing. #8106061

Tess L. Yee November 05, 2009

Thanks for those fabulous comments Jane, Gail, and Kay!

(thanks for the generous comments about my gallery, also!) #8106124

Liz blahh November 05, 2009

Great capture & love that green background! #8106316

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 05, 2009

Great capture, Tess, along with a smile-inducing narrative!
Love the thread (especially Mary R's feedback.)!
Giggles, Lisa♥ #8106374

Dick W. Wyatt November 05, 2009

Great find. #8106583

Kathy Cline November 05, 2009

OMG KILLER MACRO TESS!! Are these dragonflies? or
Just a pair of LOVERS!!! #8106768

Tania Bounader level-classic November 05, 2009

AWESOME !! The simplicity of the background makes the shot even more perfect! And they look so innocent :) Did you make them blush, LOL ? #8107558

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic November 06, 2009

Just no Privacy anymore! LOL...Great Macro and Too much detail :>) (Blushing)
Seriously - Tess Great Capture #8109281

Tess L. Yee November 06, 2009

Thank you for those terrific comments Liz, Lisa, Dick, Kathy, Tania, and Amanda!


Karen Engelbreth November 06, 2009

Wonderful find and capture, Tess.... #8109599

Jim Baines November 06, 2009

Wow! What an exceptional macro, Tess! If it lasts over 4 hours, consult a physician. #8110164

Michelle Alton November 06, 2009

Your description is a hoot (as is the comment above) but it doesn't diminish the crisp and delicate beauty of the image.

Wow! #8110174

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 06, 2009

VOYEURS is what you all are! VOYEURS!

Oh. Why am I here??? Now there is a mighty good question.

HA! Well as far as I can tell from your description, Tess, they truly did get an (office) "room" and a (flower) "bed" what can we say???

They look like JETS refueling to ME but WHAT DO I KNOW?

Maybe I'd better back away slowly and RUN OFF B4 I find out! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

This is actually a very well done macro, Tess. Great job.

-Laura #8110213

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 06, 2009

Awesome shot of these two caught in detailed action... lol.. 8o) #8110239

Boyd L. Alexander November 07, 2009

Naughty but nice..I love it!! What a great macro...and a wonderful find, which you captured perfectly Tess!! #8110696

Debbie Hartley November 07, 2009

Beautiful macro Tess! Love the commentary! #8111768

Paul E. Earl November 08, 2009

Hover fly porn!!!! LOL!
Terrific macro! #8112896

Lynn M. Whitt November 08, 2009

Great colors and details... #8113244

Chuck S. Frizzell November 08, 2009

Love the detail, very nice macro. #8113733

Max Aureli November 08, 2009

A great macro Tress!!!! BG and details are amaze and .... "Great Timing" LOL :-))) Fantastic macro, Tress!!! #8113823

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 08, 2009

Your description is too funny. Amazing details captured Tess! #8113837

Max Aureli November 08, 2009

Tess ... not Tress!! LOL :-)) #8113937

Annette Carr November 09, 2009

WOW, A lot of fans on this photograph! And I can see why. It is a great capture! Do you have any idea what they are? This is for the learning channel :) #8116681

Tess L. Yee November 09, 2009

Hahaha Max! You have no idea how many times I type 'Dough' instead of 'Doug'...thankfully, I've caught them all before hitting submit.

Great comment, Laura! Welcome to Voyeurs Anonymous - next meeting starts in one hour.

They're a specie of hover fly, Annette (and yes, this image has taken on a life of its, so to speak!).

Thanks to each and every one of you for the really great comments! #8116977

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 09, 2009

:) I'll bring the donuts. #8118218

Annette Carr November 10, 2009

A hover fly? Never heard of one in Phoenix Arizona, I'll have to look it up for interest sake.

Yes a life of it's own !

I will take the maple bar please Laura! #8121493

Annette Carr November 10, 2009

ok I've probably seen one and mistaken it for a wasp! #8121494

Tess L. Yee November 11, 2009

Donuts? I'm so THERE, Laura!

(sounds like Annette is, too!) #8122933

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic November 11, 2009

lol, wow, what a fantastic detailed macro... and the humor makes it more than perfect... yep Laura should bring some donuts and coffee!!! 8o)

on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #8123255

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 11, 2009


Lets take a peek and see if I have what you want.


Your DONUT DEALER for ALL Anonymousness CLUBS at your SERVICE and DELIVERY! #8123991

Tess L. Yee November 13, 2009

Thanks for that super comment, Nancy!

Oh, fabulous selection, Laura! I'll have a vanilla cream (to start). Who knows where I'll go from there... #8128331

Susan M. Campbell November 15, 2009

Simply amazing. An outstanding macro Tess. #8134161

Tess L. Yee November 18, 2009

Thank you for such a kind comment, Susan! #8141262

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